In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma ravaging the Caribbean islands, and parts of Texas and Florida; then Katia, Max and Norma following hot on the heels of Mexico’s massive earthquake, it’s natural to be overwhelmed by fear and anxiety – especially if it was close up and personal for you.
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It seems everywhere I look these days people are being called on to make major changes in their lives.
It can feel like crossing a crocodile infested river. What you want more than anything is on the other side. You know the only viable solution is to take a gigantic leap of faith, but your instincts are screaming “just look at the size of those teeth!”
Sometimes change is fast … Read on...
Have you completed your “Wow I’ve made awesome progress” list? And are you rightfully proud of your progress?
What have you decided to dump?
What have you decided to adapt?
And what are you going to repeat?
Did any interesting patterns develop?
Well, they did for me….
The areas of my life that experienced the least growth; the ones that were lagging behind were those I had not consistently focused … Read on...
Would you attempt to run the latest software programs on an obsolete Operating System?
Because it wouldn’t work – right? You wouldn’t be able to achieve the results you want.
Yet we expect this of our mental Operating Systems all the time.
Though we’re not consciously aware of it, we were programmed with most of our belief systems during the very early years of our lives.
Would … Read on...
To continue the theme of my previous post on the magical powers of mentoring – why are there some things we find really hard to say? For instance:
I don’t know.
How do you do this?
Will you help me?
Two things are certain. No one is born knowing and no one dies knowing everything. We also have 7.5 billion people on the planet to learn from, and much of … Read on...
I’m seeing a lot of change fatigue lately—the cumulative stress that sets in when people have been pressured to make too many major life transitions in quick succession. Are you struggling to navigate the turbulent waters of grief, loss or the knock-on effect of rapid changes in your life? What can help you cross that treacherous stretch of turbulence from shocked denial to acceptance—and ultimately on to planning for the … Read on...
If your car alerts you that fuel levels are low, do you ignore it and keep driving, hoping that somehow the tank will miraculously refill itself? If the smoke alarm in your house is activated, do you investigate why, or disable it, while the house burns down around you?
Why then when our bodies warn us that our energy levels are low, do so many of us ignore it … Read on...
There has been a tragic trend recently in my part of the world – an alarming increase in suicide statistics. It seems men are particularly at risk, and financial stress is often the trigger.
This has saddened me immensely, leading to the question:
What can we do to help?
The thing is most problems begin in a relatively manageable way. But like a cardiac condition, over time they can escalate … Read on...
Do you ever wonder why when most of us no longer have to worry on a daily basis about where we’re going to find shelter for the night, whether we’ll die of hypothermia, succumb to disease, be clubbed over the head by marauding tribesmen, or become dinosaur droppings—our stress levels are soaring? As relatively recently as the 1900’s, there was a very real chance you or a member of your … Read on...
Would you agree that when times are tough, you and your organization (which is a group of people just like you) need more than ever to be operating at maximum effectiveness?
Yet it’s usually the opposite.
Because when you’re under pressure and emotions are running high you instinctively revert to old default behavioral programs—without realizing it.
That’s why learning to pause and stay calm in the midst of a … Read on...